A child is the apple of her parent's eye. But when parents fail to see eye-to-eye during a divorce, separation or break-up, the child may suffer as parents become embroiled in a bitter child custody battle.
The holiday season is right around the corner. As families muse over who will hold this year's Thanksgiving dinner, individuals recently divorced with children may have other matters on their mind such as child visitation issues. After a divorce is finalized, grandparents' may wonder as well if they will get to see their grandchildren this holiday season.
It is important for the emotional and intellectual growth of children to know, associate and have contact with their grandparents. During and potentially after a divorce, contact with grandparents may be limited or completely cut off. Ever since the 2000 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a state law which allowed grandparents' visitation if it would be in the best interest of the child, it has been more difficult to argue in favor of it.
Many reality television shows depict the ongoing struggles parents face. These include child custody and visitation rights issues. The unfortunate reality for some of the young parents on this show is their disputes may be exasperated by allegations of domestic violence. Depending on the history and severity of the allegations, the amount of time parents spends with their children can be reduced or completely taken away.